Globalising Welsh Studies

Decolonising history, heritage, society and culture

Editor(s) Neil Evans,Charlotte Williams

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism, History

Series: Race, Ethnicity, Wales and the World

  • November 2024 · 336 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9781837721863
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781837721870
  • · eBook - epub - 9781837721887

About The Book

Interest in race and ethnicity research in Wales has grown apace in the last decade, opening up wider debates about the nature, focus and content of what collectively is called Welsh Studies. Across a range of disciplines, we are witnessing not only a ‘global turn’ placing Wales more substantively within a plethora of global interconnections, but also a ‘decolonial turn’ that involves the questioning of disciplinary traditions and knowledge production, and highlighting the colonial legacy that shapes academic pursuits. In the present text, we explore the development of Welsh Studies through the lens of race/ethnicity. Contributors from history, heritage studies, literature, film, policy, social and cultural studies offer case analyses adopting new perspectives, theoretical routes and methodological innovations, with the aim of illustrating aspects of the decolonising of knowledge production.


Editorial – ‘Globalising Welsh Studies’
Charlotte Williams and Neil Evans
Introductory Essay: A ‘Microcosmopolitanism’ of Wales
Dylan Moore
Part One: Re-examining History And Heritage
Chapter 1 A deliberately Forgotten History? Wales and Imperialism in Modern History Writing
Rhys Owens
Chapter 2 John Ystumllyn or Jack Black: The Chronicle of Alltud Eifion
Gareth Evans Jones
Chapter 3 The East India Company in Wales: Colonial Connections in the Country House, 1760-1820
Eleanor Stephenson
Chapter 4 Caribbean and West African seamen in a Welsh Port, 1891-1939: The Seamen’s Boarding house, Migration and Settlement
Joe Radcliffe
Part Two: Decolonising the Archive
Chapter 5 Race, ethnicity and public commemoration
Peter Wakelin
Chapter 6 Museums in Wales: Legacy and Change
Marion Gwyn
Chapter 7. Phillips Must Fall: Histories and Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism at St David’s College, Lampeter
Alexander Scott
Part Three: Social And Cultural Change
Chapter 8. Very Black and Very Welsh: Race, National Identity and Welsh Writers of Colour in Post Devolution Wales
Lisa Sheppard
Chapter 9. Black Welsh Cinema as Afro-futurist movement
Yvonne Connike
Chapter 10: ‘The First Condition of Freedom’
Neil Evans, Huw Williams and Emily Pemberton
Chapter 11: An anti-racist plan for Wales: Prospects and Limitations
Emmanuel Ogbonna

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Neil Evans

Neil Evans has been Honorary Research Fellow at Bangor University since 1993; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 1991; and Vice-President of Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society, since 2020.

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Author(s): Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams OBE, FLSW, is Professor Emeritus in the School of History, Law and Social Science at Bangor University.

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